Thursday, 21 May 2009

Swat operation and IDPs

Hey Folks
Some of you are aware of the situation of Malakand Dvision army operation in Pakistan against Talibans. This operation is carrying out in Swat, Buner and Dir Districts. The people of these areas have migrated to different parts of the country. The guess count according to UNHCR of these people are 2.2 million. Currently some of the places have been freed from Talibans and people started moving back to their own places, e.g., bajaur agency. These internally displaced people (IDPs) need our help. Pakistani government recently announce a Rs. 7 billion ($87 million) project for these IDPs. Moreover, people of Paksitan are also doing whatever they can do for our brothers in this difficult time.
As Overseas Pakistanis we have some responsibilities to collect or donate money for IDPs. Some of us gave to one of our friend "Ataullah" who went to Pakistan last week and now One of our other friend "Nasir" is leaving for Pakistan on June 1, 2009. If you want to donate money for IDPs there are few possibilities.1. Give it to me or Nasir and he'll give it to the people in the camps.
2. Give it to us and we'll ask our families to give it to affected people.
3. You can donate at the following organisations

“Prime Minister's Special Fund for Victims of Terrorism” has been changed to the following account number:
Account #: 1001003942
Routing/ABA #: 026004721
Swift: NBPAUS33
Checks made payable to the above account may be sent to the National Bank of Pakistan, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 or to the Embassy of Pakistan, 3517 International Court, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008.

Islamic Relief USA
6131 Orangethorpe Ave Ste 450
Buena Park, CA 90620(888) 479-4968 ID#: 95-4453134

Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) UK Swat and Buner Appeal: Rehabilitation Programme for Internally Displaced People
To view our poster click: Read our English letter (includes donation form): english.pdf Read our Urdu Letter: FOR DONATIONS- By credit card please ring: 01282 723456- Please make cheques payable: MWF, 12 Carr Road, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7JS
- Direct payment into bank account: Any branch of HSBC Sort Code 40-15-17 Account 21 65 18 03 Swift Code: MIDLGB22Iban No. GB95 MIDL 4015 1721 6518 03
- Please ring MWF Donation Hotline on [UK] (0)1282 723456

Prime Minister Fund for IDPs at Los Angeles
Name of Account: Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles
Bank: Bank of America, N.A., P.O. Box 27025, Richmond, VA 23261-7025
Account #: 2260 0025 1361
For wire transfers: Routing No. 026-009593
Phone (LA) # 310.446.6695, 310.441.5145

Malakand Relief Society
Account Title: Muhammad AshrafAccount No: 0120018853 Branch Code: 0757Branch: Allied Bank Limited Chaklala Scheme III Rawalpindi
Phone (Pakistan) #: Muhammad Ashraf +92 333-9139708

M. Ali Kemal
PhD Student,
Department of Economics,
Colorado State University
Res: 970-492-9227
Cell: 970-690-2815